Following today’s news that Amazon has acquired MGM for over $8 billion following a definitive merger agreement, James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have confirmed that the franchise will continue to release globally in theaters (via Variety).
“We are committed to continuing to make James Bond films for the worldwide theatrical audience,” Broccoli and Wilson, who run London-headquartered Eon Productions, said in a statement.
The next installment, Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time to Die featuring Daniel Craig reprising his iconic role as James Bond for the last time, will debut in theaters on October 8, 2021.
Along with Craig, confirmed cast members for the film include Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as A, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner, and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. New cast members confirmed for the film include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, and Rami Malek.
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Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) directs No Time to Die from a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Fukunaga and Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve).
The superspy’s previous outing, Spectre, opened in U.S. theaters on November 16, 2015. The film earned $200 million domestically and $680.6 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $880.7 million.